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About Shangri-La Country Hotel

The word Shangri-La translates into Place of Eternal Youth. The Shangri-La Country Hotel is a secluded hideaway of great beauty, and a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity nestled against the verdant backdrop of the Waterberg, overlooking the tropical Nile Valley. We offer the elegance and charm of yesteryear in a non-commercial atmosphere, with true home-away-from-home pampering.

Accommodation is provided in 49 en-suite, individually decorated rooms furnished with antique masterpieces echoing the African Colonial charm that is created by the main complex. Our luxury rooms and rondavels are surrounded by the lush tropical gardens, and all are within walking distance of the romantic chapel, the sparkling swimming pool, fully-equipped conference centres, and other hotel facilities.

The Presidential Suite, with its spacious main bedroom filled with antique masterpieces, also features a private courtyard surrounded by towering trees and a private dining room with mini bar. Guests also have the option of twin, double, or king-size beds, all with 100% pure cotton percale linen. For a family holiday, we offer four Family Units that can accommodate up to four people.

The Shangri-La Country Hotel restaurant offers exquisite cuisine. You will not only indulge in the marvels of our menu, but also feast your eyes on the creative food styling.

Spa: Located at Shangri-La’s iconic sparkling pool, the new Spa forms part of the relaxation area. The Spa offers two calm treatment rooms – one customized for couples. Guests can expect a variety of massages and skin and body care treatments.

Wedding Venues: If getting married in the countryside has always been on your wish list, consider what we have on offer. Any one of our indoor or outdoor venues can become a fairytale setting to ensure you remember your special celebration for years to come.

Conference Venues: Shangri-La Hotel offers a peaceful country venue for conferences, business indabas, team-building events and workshops. Conference organisers can opt for day conference- and overnight packages.

Family friendly: From a unique labyrinth and 9-hole putt-putt course, to stargazing in the Amphitheater and playing tennis, snooker, darts or table tennis, we have a range of activities to keep the kids entertained during their stay with us.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 110
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Venda (Tshivenda)


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Our Spa offer massages, facials and other wellness services on site. We do advise that guests book in advance. Please contact us for a pricelist. Bookings are essential and should be made in advance.
To avoid disappointment we suggest reserving in advance a table in our Heritage Restaurant for dinner.
High Tea is available subject to...
Our Spa offer massages, facials and other wellness services on site. We do advise that guests book in advance. Please contact us for a pricelist. Bookings are essential and should be made in advance.
To avoid disappointment we suggest reserving in advance a table in our Heritage Restaurant for dinner.
High Tea is available subject to advanced reservations.
• Access to Shangri-La is via a 2km gravel road.
• Hotel parking is in front of the Tennis Courts.
• We have 24 hour security roaming the grounds.
• We offer hotel rooms and thatched rondavels. If you have any asthma-related health problems, please contact us to move you to a hotel room.
• Only certain rooms have a mini bar and safe.
• Certain rooms offer a mini kitchenette.
• Rooms offer an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower. Guests are requested to advise if they have a special preference.
• We are located in a malaria free area.
• Please note our bedrooms are different in style and décor and may differ from the photographs displayed on the website.
• Shangri-La now boasts cellphone signal.
• Due to Shangri-La's location, vervet monkeys, cats and meerkats live on site. We ask guests to respect these animals and not feed, touch or harm them.
• We also offer wedding and conference facilities. In the event of a large event or function, we offer alternate dining venues to guests should the restaurants be booked.

Other facilities at Shangri-La include:
• 24-Hour Front Desk
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in select areas
• Business Services and Concierge Service
• Pleasing array of dining venues
• Relaxing swimming pool with terrace loungers and umbrellas
• Spa with 2 treatment rooms, one for couples
• Volleyball & tennis courts, 9-hole Putt-Putt course & giant outdoor Chess Board
• Indoor sporting facilities including snooker table, darts and table tennis
• Plenty of open space for outdoor teambuilding.
• Many guests that visit Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa claim their own piece of paradise by languishing around the pool, enjoying the well kept gardens, walking in the surrounding bush or simply watching the resident wild monkeys frolicking in the trees. Shangri-La also has a fenced game camp that is home to a wide selection of antelope species. Note that these camps may not be entered by guests.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Room / Rondavels Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 33 Stylish modern mahogany furnished rooms and Rondavels with standard percale linen, DStv, coffee station and air-con,... see more
    from R695 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Executive Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 10 Stylish country double/king-size bed room situated between our lush vegetation made up with Percale white linen. Room... see more
        from R895 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Elegant and spacious family units with king/double bed in main room and single bed in inter-leading room with bath or... see more
            from R895 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Rondavel Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Stylish country double or twin bed rondavel situated between our lush vegetation made up with Percale white linen. Rond... see more
                from R695 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Executive Room with Jacuzzi Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Elegant and spacious king/double bed with bath and shower; bed made with percale white linen, room has 10 DStv channels,... see more
                    from R1095 Room rate
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Shangri-La Country Hotel

                      5 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Gail Robertson
                      02 January 2018

                      In its day this hotel must have been a real gem, the location and decor of areas were very interesting. The rooms however are very dated and our shower flooded the entire bathroom... just not built or angled correctly. Light bulbs were missing and certain lamps did not work. The food from the restaurant was delicious when eventually received but we waited for and hour for our main meal for 4 people when the restaurant was not even half full. Staff were friendly and tried hard but clearly money needs to be invested and the place managed properly.

                      Francois Tonkin
                      06 August 2017

                      Rooms need serious revamping.Beds are old and worn. Two single beds pushed side my side with no overlay. Bathrooms old and out dated. Tiles looks unhygienic in shower.Brown roof leak marks all over ceilings.Main light in bedroom not working. Door lock not working properly.Rooms are noisy. Can hear guests in other rooms every move.

                      Guy Richards
                      16 April 2017

                      Lovely nature, roses, flora, lavender, succulents a full diverse zen garden. Very friendly staff, a pleasure to stay there. Lovely accommodation, gorgeous clean, luxurious bathrooms. Very ambient. Reception was welcoming and vibrantly beautiful, live bunnies for Easter in reception. Many friendly cute animals to add to the atmosphere. Top class service. Felt like luxury. Delicious buffet for breakfast and wonderful service. And a lovely menu for dinner, although the pizzas could have been much bigger, pizza for ants. Swimming pools absolutely beautiful, very professional and aesthetically plea...
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                      Nadine van Tonder, South Africa
                      15 July 2013

                      We had an absolutely amazing time and experience.Highly recommended!

                      Nokukhanya Maluleke, South Africa
                      08 March 2011

                      Shangri-La has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable rates. I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone. I will certainly go back in future!

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                      Shangri-La Country Hotel is 7.9km from the centre of Modimolle (Nylstroom) , the nearest airport 118.6km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
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